Barefoot Over Stones
by Liz Lyons
What would it take to destroy your closest friendship?
Alison and Ciara meet at college in Dublin and soon become firm allies, sharing a flat and facing the world together. Ciara is all that Alison aspires to be - sassy, confident and fearless. Although their backgrounds could not be more different, they find solace and humour in each other's company.
That is until gorgeous Dan Abernethy, a young medical student, enters their lives, and everything changes irrevocably. Love turns Alison's world upside down and a terrible betrayal threatens everything she holds dear. It is only when tragedy strikes many years later that Alison and Ciara are offered a chance at redemption.
by Niamh O'Connor
Family should be so important to teenager Janet Evans.
Her life on hold since she was completely paralysed after a crash in her parents’ car, she’s viewed by everyone as the victim of a tragic accident.
But DI Gavin Sexton thinks differently.
When Janet manages to communicate a message to him using her eyes, a different story emerges to that told by her wealthy and respectable parents. But why would her devoted mother and father be lying about how Janet met her fate? Sexton is suddenly on to a trail of information that seems to lead far away from happy families and into a world of betrayal and deception. Except… no one else believes in Janet’s story.
DI Jo Birmingham has her own views.
Quietly investigating the apparent suicide of Sexton’s wife, Maura, Jo thinks he is becoming too emotionally involved in Janet’s case to be able to tell truth from fantasy. But with the ‘truths’ she’s unravelling herself, he might have a rude awakening any day now…
Full of unexpected twists and turns, this brilliant crime novel will reel readers in from the start.
by Ken Bruen
Detective Sergeant Brant is tough and uncompromising, as sleazy and ruthless as the villains he's out to get. While his violent methods may be questionable, Brant always gets results.
A psychopath has started a killing spree across London. Calling himself 'The Blitz', his weapon of choice is a workman's hammer. And his victims are all cops.
The police squad are desperate to catch the killer before he catches up with them. And Brant is top of his list...
Blood Ties: The real stories behind Ireland's most notorious murders
by Niamh O'Connor
Husband against wife ...
Wife against husband ...
Discover what happens when the bonds of family break ...
Find out more about the gruesome case of the so-called 'Scissor Sisters', whose bloody slaughter of their mother's lover ended with an unsolved mystery as to the final resting place of the victim's head - see the only interview with killer Charlotte Mulhall since she entered prison. .
Read the most up-to-date account of the murder of mother-of-two Rachel O'Reilly, including her husband's latest appeal.
And get the full story behind the sensational case of Sharon Collins and the 'Lying Eyes' hitman-for-hire scandal.
As a leading crime reporter for the Sunday World, Niamh O'Connor has interviewed killers, has sat in court as justice was done, and spoken to the condemned in prison to give us the inside stories on three of Ireland's most notorious murder cases.
Brian Cowen: The Path to Power
by Jason O'Toole
Meet Ireland's new Taoiseach, Brian Cowen
Despite a high profile at the centre of Irish political life for more than twenty years, relatively little is known about our new leader. Just who is Brian Cowen?
The story begins in the village of Clara, Co. Offaly, where family, local life and the GAA were formative influences. The sudden and unexpected death of his father, Ber Cowen, Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Offaly, thrust a twenty-four year-old Cowen into the heart of Irish politics.
After an eight-year apprenticeship on the back benches, Cowen was appointed to his first ministerial position by Albert Reynolds and later went on to hold the senior cabinet positions of Health, Foreign Affairs and Finance. By the time of Bertie Ahern's resignation, Cowen's standing in the party was such that his election to the leadership of Fianna Fáil seemed inevitable. On 7 May 2008, Brian Cowen became Ireland's eleventh Taoiseach.
Here, for the first time, is a portrait of Brian Cowen which follows his remarkable life story, tracing the road to power from early childhood right up to his eventful early months in the office of An Taoiseach.